Letters to Nolan: 6 Months

Dear Nolan,
Happy half birthday to you! You have officially reached my very favorite age: 6 months! While I am sad and wistful that you are no longer a teeny-tiny newborn, I am absolutely loving your emerging personality and the extended periods of time that you are HAPPY these days.
Yes, that’s right. Fingers crossed and prayers lifted that we are past the days of your constant crying. You still have your moments, but now that you can hold your head up during tummy time, hold your own bottle, and entertain yourself in the excersaucer. Life is a lot calmer and quieter around here lately.
Nolan, at 6 months old you:
  • Weigh 15 pounds, 2 ounces (ummm…I just looked and you gained 2 whole pounds this past month- wow!)
  • Wear size 3-6 month and 6 month clothing and size 2 diapers
  • Have no sign of cutting any teeth yet
  • Are drinking mostly bottles now. You still nurse before bed, in the morning and when you wake in the night, but are drinking 6 ounce bottles of formula during the day. And I’m totally good with that- it works for us.
  • Haven’t had any solids to eat yet. I plan on doing Baby Led Weaning again like I did with Charlotte, so we will wait until you can sit independently before we start- I’m thinking another few weeks.
  • Go to bed around 5:15 pm, wake up once in the night and are up for the day around 6:00 am.
  • As of two days ago, are sleeping on your tummy
  • Got your first hair cut a few weeks ago and are oh-so-handsome
  • Have discovered your feet
  • Can grab things and pick up toys off the floor easily now- and you love to grab my hair- ouch!
  • Are vocalizing a lot- you’ve found that your voice can do a lot more than just cry
  • Met your new baby cousin Winnie- you only held the position of youngest in the family for a little more than 5 months.
  • Think your big sister is hilarious and are constantly trying to get her attention
Nolan, every day I fall more and more in love with you. Happy 6 months to my Noly Poly!


  1. Down On The Farm on March 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What a cute cute boy! I think he looks like Grayson :)!

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